A Philly Designer Is on the Newest Season of Project Runway, and We’re Excited

Image via Project Runway Facebook

Mah-Jing is in denim in the back row; Alex Snyder is in black next to him. Image via Project Runway Facebook

Set a reminder, program your DVRs; Project Runway season 15 is right around the corner. Adding a little Philadelphia spice to the competition is Mah-Jing Wong (pronounced “Mun-Gene-Wong”), Philly-native and 2011 Art Institute of Philadelphia grad. The Philly designer describes his designs as very “denim-focused” with lots of Asian influences. Also featured this season is San Franciscan Alex Snyder, who lived in Philly for 3 years before heading out west (it totally counts). Read more »

Philly’s Dom Streater Is Killing It on ‘Project Runway’ Again


How cool are these cases? We think very. | Photos via OtterBox

If you’ve been paying attention to the latest season of Project Runway: All Stars, we hope you’ve been rooting for Season 12 winner and West Philly native Dom Streater, who has cemented her rightful place in the final three after winning last week’s challenge with this gorgeously printed ensemble.

What you might not know is that the 26-year old Moore College of Art and Design grad has officially merged her signature splashy patterns with high-tech accessories. Her new collection of phone cases for OtterBox – the prize for winning last week’s challenge – is out; we took one peek at her bright neon, bohemian florals and bold diamonds and now we’re thinking maybe it’s time to invest in a new case. Read more »

One of Us: Dom Streater, Fashion Designer

Illustration by Andy Friedman

Illustration by Andy Friedman

My name is … Dom Streater. It’s short for Dominique. Growing up, I had myriad nicknames: Domo, Domino, Domino Brown Sugar, Dom. And Dom was the one that stuck.

I am a … fashion and textile designer.

My childhood home was at … 58th and Chestnut in West Philadelphia.

These days, I live in … Francisville. At least, I think that’s what it’s called. There are new names for these neighborhoods every day. But I’m near 15th and Poplar.

My most closely guarded beauty secret is … coconut oil. I use it all over. It’s like nature’s miracle. Read more »

PHOTOS: We Want Every Single Piece from ‘Project Runway’ Winner Dom Streater’s Spring/Summer Collection

DOM-STREATERLast night, Project Runway winner and Philly native Dom Streater unveiled her spring/summer 2014 capsule collection at Knit Wit in Rittenhouse. The  collection featured the bold patterns and wearable silhouettes that we’ve come to expect from the young designer, all rendered in a lightweight silky faille material (otherwise known as polyester).

See the collection here.

Dom Streater, Project Runway Winner and West Philly Native, Tells All

Project-RunwayPhilly native and Moore College of Art & Design grad, Dom Streater, stole the show on October 17th with her Project Runway win. The 24-year-old former hostess was a competitor from the get-go, favoring retro-cum-feminine pieces that caught the eye of Heidi Klum—as well as her fellow contestants. Shoppist got a chance to talk to Streater today about what happened behind the scenes (think people warring over sewing machines), Tim Gunn’s god-like presence, and her fall/winter ’14 collection.

Oh, and Samuel L. Jackson.

You know you’re curious.